USB 3.0

Corning USB 3.Optical Cables capable of 5Gbps

Corning USB 3.Optical Cables capable of 5Gbps

Corning has unveiled a new high speed data cable that it calls the USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning. These cables are capable of high data transfer speeds over a longer distance than copper cables can achieve. Corning says the optical cables can support transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps over a distance of 30 meters.

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Toshiba Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive has up to 5TB of storage

Toshiba Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive has up to 5TB of storage

Toshiba has been in the storage market for a very long time with external and internal products for computer and notebook users. Toshiba has announced a couple new storage products including one high capacity external solution and an internal hybrid drive aimed at those looking to upgrade a notebook. Both of the products are available right now to purchase.

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Toshiba TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive writes at 205MB/s

Toshiba TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive writes at 205MB/s

Toshiba is big in the storage device market. That might not be the first thing we think of when we hear the Toshiba name, but the company has a range of storage devices. One of the new products in that storage line is the TransMemory Pro 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The drive offers fast reads and writes with lots of capacity for your digital files.

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DisplayLink DL-5500 to support 4K video via USB 3.0 connection

DisplayLink DL-5500 to support 4K video via USB 3.0 connection

A few years ago if you wanted to run multiple monitors, you needed a video card with multiple outputs or multiple video cards in your PC. DisplayLink came along and offered a way to connect an additional monitor to your machine using a USB port. With the faster USB 3.0 ports common on PCs today, DisplayPort has been upping its resolution and performance.

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Mushkin Atom flash drive packs 32GB into the space of a quarter

Mushkin Atom flash drive packs 32GB into the space of a quarter

Mushkin is a company that has been making computer memory and storage products for a number of years. Mushkin has unveiled a new and very small flash drive that reminds me a lot of the little nano Bluetooth adapters that ship with mice and other computer peripherals. The new flash drive is called the Mushkin Atom.

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LaCie Porsche Design USB 3.0 thumb drive now available

LaCie Porsche Design USB 3.0 thumb drive now available

LaCie and Porsche Design have jointly created a sleek new thumb drive aptly named the LaCie Porsche Design USB Key. Unlike many USB drives, the Porsche Design USB Key eschews colorful designs and plastics, aiming more for a sleek, subtle design that blends in on the average key ring and looks professional in a business setting. The thumb drive is available now.

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USB 3.1 confirmed as new 10Gbps specification

USB 3.1 confirmed as new 10Gbps specification

The Universal Serial Bus is getting a sweet upgrade. The USB alliance has made official the name of the 10Gbps specification for USB, and they're calling it USB 3.1. While only USB 3.1 products will get the faster speeds, the new specification will be backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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AOC 16-inch portable monitor arrives with USB 3.0 in tow

AOC 16-inch portable monitor arrives with USB 3.0 in tow

A lot of us could use a second display nowadays, but if you travel a lot and rely on your laptop to get a lot of work done, not only are you limited to a small screen, but it's hard to take a second display around with you. However, AOC just outed a new 16-inch monitor that is powered by only a single USB 3.0 cable.

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Acer abandons Thunderbolt in favor of cheaper USB 3.0

Acer abandons Thunderbolt in favor of cheaper USB 3.0

Acer has ditched plans to push Thunderbolt on its Windows PCs, turning instead to USB 3.0 despite being the first PC manufacturer to support Intel's high-speed connection. According to Acer, which first included Thunderbolt on the Aspire S5 ultrabook in early 2012, it's a matter of cost, USB 3.0 offering comparable speed among other advantages, and the continuing shortage of peripherals actually using Thunderbolt technology that have soured it on the port.

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Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speeds with HDD hardware

Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speeds with HDD hardware

Buffalo has revealed its latest external drive, the DriveStation DDR HD-GDU3, slotting more RAM into the USB 3.0-connected enclosure so as to rival SSD speeds, allegedly, with HDD pricing. The new drive, available in 2TB and 3TB capacities, uses traditional spinning-platter disks to keep prices down, but Buffalo claims that thanks to a combination of caching and other tweaking it'll reach write speeds of up to 400 MB/s.

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Flash Rods unveils souped-up USB 3.0 muscle car drives

Flash Rods unveils souped-up USB 3.0 muscle car drives

Flash Rods are flash drives that have been crammed inside of toy cars. These interesting storage devices have been around for a while. In fact, we talked about a version couple years ago that crammed a 250 GB hard drive inside of a Mercedes SLS replica.

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Gigabyte GP-S3000 computer speakers are the world’s first to use USB 3.0

Gigabyte GP-S3000 computer speakers are the world’s first to use USB 3.0

We all know USB 3.0 ports are considerably faster when it comes to transferring data than older USB 2.0 ports. Typically, the USB 3.0 port is reserved specifically for storage products that need to be able to transfer data at higher rates. As time has gone by and computer systems have gained more and more USB 3.0 ports allowing more availability for other peripherals and accessories to take advantage of the faster connectivity.

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